Don’t you simply find it irresistible when an concept works out precisely as you’d hoped? I’ve been engaged on various easy venture layouts however wished so as to add just a bit additional curiosity. Jewels and different gildings are one possibility, however then I thought of including ‘textures’. So what higher place to begin then the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder…
I typically check out my concepts utilizing small tasks like tags or bookmarks. At the moment I made a decision to begin with the straightforward however very fairly holly picture from the Completely satisfied Holly-Days Stamp Set.
On a 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ scrap of Very Vanilla Card I used Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the holly within the high left nook. Then I selected Shaded Spruce and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers to color the picture.
Certainly one of my favorite ‘cheats’ for colouring with Stampin’ Blends is to take hints from the picture itself. So I’d begin with one space e.g. a leaf and search for areas shaded by the artist who designed the stamp picture. These shaded elements I color utilizing the darker Stampin’ Blends marker in my chosen color. Then I’m going over the entire space with the lighter one. With one space achieved I’d then transfer on to the following till the whole lot is colored. Generally I additionally go away tiny areas uncoloured (like on the berries) so as to add the concept of a mirrored image.
As soon as my holly picture was completed I selected the straightforward “for you” sentiment from the Completely satisfied Holly-Days Stamp Set. Utilizing Tuxedo Black ink I stamped it in the direction of the underside right-hand nook, leaving some good empty area round it.
Now I used to be able to emboss the layer utilizing my Stampin’ Lower & Emboss Machine and one in all Stampin’ Up!’s embossing folders. I’ve fairly just a few of those however I wanted one thing that added curiosity with out obscuring the sentiment. For that purpose I settled on the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. After embossing the piece I set it apart whereas I labored on the remainder of the tag.
Taking my cue from the holly picture I made a decision to make use of the identical brilliant colors for my tag base and mat layer.
So utilizing my Paper Trimmer I first reduce a 3″ x 6″ piece of Shaded Spruce Card and scored it at 3″. Then I folded it alongside the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
To show the ‘mini card’ right into a tag I wanted so as to add a gap on the again and for that I pulled out the Detailed Trio Punch. I positioned the open card below the oval gap possibility on the punch with the crease simply to the correct of the centre line and punched. Then I threaded some Very Vanilla twine from the Baker’s Twine Necessities Pack by means of the outlet and tied it in a easy knot.
On the within of the tag I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) to connect a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Card. This may make it simpler so as to add a message later.
Lastly it was time so as to add the holly layer however first I mounted it onto a 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of Poppy Parade Card utilizing liquid glue. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I hooked up the assembled piece to the tag entrance and my venture was full.
I really like how this experiment turned out. Together with that little little bit of texture within the design actually provides curiosity to what’s basically a quite simple design. Whereas I performed it protected with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder I’m certain there are others that will work simply as effectively. I believe I must experiment a bit extra with stamped sentiments and totally different embossing folders to see what works and what doesn’t. I’ll let you know the way I get on.
For some extra tasks utilizing the Completely satisfied Holly-Days Stamp Set see these earlier weblog posts:
BUNDLE BONUS – The Completely satisfied Holly-Days Stamp Set is obtainable by itself or as a part of a bundle with the Holly Border Punch (not used at present). Shopping for each gadgets collectively utilizing a single ‘bundle’ merchandise quantity will saved me 10% off the price of shopping for the 2 gadgets individually. I’ve included a hyperlink to the bundle in case you need to discover that possibility for your self.